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Unread 03-10-2005, 04:39 PM
pink incision

I have had a good recovery, got an excellent check-up at my six-week milestone, and am back to work. Since the early weeks, the centre area of my incision has been pink. No infection or anything, just really bright pink. My surgeon told me it needed to be able to breathe, so he suggested I wear white cotton undies, no colours and no nylon...simple white cotton undies. He also gave me a tube of clear ointment/gel to apply to the pink area a few times a day. He told me sunlight would help, or Vitamin D. I've been doing the Vitamin D bit, but we don't get a lot of sunlight here lately, only snow. I've been applying the gel for a week now, my incision is still pink. I have absolute faith in my doctor so all I am is curious what causes the pink, and how long it could last. Anyone else have this?
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Unread 03-10-2005, 05:08 PM
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I'm about 5 weeks out and I too have a lovely new pink line to wear (do you think they are in this season?? haha) My doc said it just needs time and a corticosteriod cream. She also said it will get wider as it heals. Thank goodness I"m not a babe or that look may just cramp my style. Happy healing.
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Unread 03-10-2005, 05:50 PM
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I read somewhere that the incision remains "pinkish" until the tissue is completely healed...this can take up to a year. I wouldn't think sun would be good for it...sun can actually make scars appear worse.

Take care!
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